“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 230, Psalm 134v2

You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134).

They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11)

Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy.

“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and praise the LORD.” (Psalm 134:2)

Praise is the goal of the trip, not the arrival, or the distraction of being a ‘tourist’ in Jerusalem. Now you are here, bless God. Our praise is not dependant on our feelings. Praise helps us get our feeling back in the right place – our servants, not our masters, subjugated to God like all things we own. See Peterson, Obed, p195. “..your feelings might be flat, but you can control your muscles: lift up your hands.” Peterson, Obed, 195.

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John